Pakistan minister threatens closure of airspace to India, says legal formalities underway
Pakistan science minister Fawad Chaudhry threatened that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of airspace to India on Tuesday, a day the US agreed that Kashmir is a bilateral issue after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra and President Donald Trump. He said the prime minister is contemplating the stoppage of routes to impede Indian trade.
"PM [Imran Khan] is considering a complete closure of air space to India. A complete ban on the use of Pakistan's land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in a cabinet meeting. The legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration...Modi has started we'll finish!" Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.
PM is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete ban on use of Pakistan Land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in cabinet meeting,legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration... #Modi has started we ll finish!— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 27, 2019
With Pakistan failing to get traction for its belligerent stand on Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he will raise the issue at every international forum, including at the UN General Assembly. Khan's address to the nation came after Modi, during his meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France on Monday, categorically rejected any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
Prime Minister Khan assured the people of Pakistan that his government will stand by the Kashmiris till India lifts the restrictions in the Valley.
Outlining his government's future strategy on Kashmir, Khan said: "First, I believe, the entire nation should stand with the Kashmiri nation. I have said this that I will act as Kashmir's ambassador".
"I will tell the world about this, I have shared this with the heads of state that I have been in contact with. I will raise this issue at the UN as well," he said, referring to his scheduled address to the UN General Assembly next month.Khan said he would highlight the Kashmir issue at the UN General assembly.
Chaudhry's statement came amid reports that the Pakistan Army is preparing for a military fight with India. According to media reports, Pakistan is preparing a military response to India’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan Army has been collecting heavy artillery and ammunition along the Line of Control (LoC).
According to ANI, the Pakistan Army has deployed more than 100 Special Services Group (SSG) commandos along the Line of Control. India is closely monitoring the activities of these commandos, who are seen working closely with the Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terrorist groups, Army sources said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is not only preparing India to attack from the outside, but also planning to disturb country's peace from the inside. The latest input from the Intelligence Agencies reveal that Pakistan backed ISI is planning a series of bomb blasts in India.
According to the input, ISI has given stern orders to different terrorist groups and sleeper cells to start terror activites and plan serial blasts in India. The Intelligence agencies have given their inputs to different state police including Delhi.